ICU and Emergency

Better Use of ECMO Saves Lives

A life-support technology called ECMO that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. However, a new... Read more

ISICEM15: Setting Research Priorities with Community Involvement

Setting priorities for healthcare research involves a number of stakeholders, including patients and the public. Involving intensive care patients... Read more

ISICEM15: Pepe’s Pointers for Dealing with the Media

Paul Pepe’s 30 years as a public official (now in Dallas, Texas) and emergency medicine physician have given him plenty of experience of dealing... Read more

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ISICEM15: Quality in the ICU has Many Facets

Quality in the ICU in its many facets was the focus of a session at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels... Read more

#ISICEM15: All About the Data: Roadmap for Reducing Sepsis

The key to reducing the burden of sepsis is knowing the scale of the problem, said Simon Finfer (Sydney, Australia), reporting on the deliberations... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... Read more

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ICU Management

High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

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Prof. Gian Maria Rossolini

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Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care

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Enabling machine learning in critical care

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Precision in the Fight Against the Global Cancer Problem

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